Delta Airlines to drop direct RDU-Orlando service
Posted June 20, 2008 12:12 p.m. EDT
Updated June 22, 2008 1:57 p.m. EDT
ATLANTA, Ga. — Delta Airlines will soon end its non-stop service between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Orlando, Fla.
The airline didn’t announce a date for when the service would stop.
The cutback was one of several announced by the airline as it struggles to cope with rising fuel costs.
“While a small number of additional market cancellations are expected as fall schedules are finalized, most reductions are being achieved through frequency reductions and by eliminating a number of unprofitable routes with particular focus on point-to-point flights that can more profitably and efficiently be served via Delta's hubs,” the airline said in a statement.
Delta will also drop flights from Orlando to 10 other cities.